Consumption And The Globalization Project: International Hegemony and the Annihilation of Time

Hardcover | July 15, 2008

byEdward A. Comor

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This volumes examines commodity consumption both as an ongoing problem for capital and a complex mediator of the post-Cold War political economy. Comor assesses consumption as a core but contradictory nodal point in contemporary world (dis)order developments arguing that capitalist consumption--as a political, economic and sociological institution--facilitates efforts to rule through consent. However, as a result of its constitutive influence, consumption also mediates how vested interests (e.g., the American state and its opponents) conceptualize desirable, feasible, and imaginable strategies.

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This volumes examines commodity consumption both as an ongoing problem for capital and a complex mediator of the post-Cold War political economy. Comor assesses consumption as a core but contradictory nodal point in contemporary world (dis)order developments arguing that capitalist consumption--as a political, economic and sociological...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.76 × 5.65 × 0.71 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230522246

ISBN - 13:9780230522244

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Power, Hegemony and the Institution of Consumption * The Birth of Capitalist Consumption: Modernity and the Abstraction of Relations * Global Civil Society or Global Consumer Society? * Empire and Consumption: Contradictions * Conclusion